Laura Guido

Not-so-scary Kritters are stars in second Haunted Petting Zoo

This month Island County 4-H’s Kool Kritters will morph into Kreepy Kritters. At 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, demonic cats, guinea pig witches and vampire… Continue reading

Books, brews and trivial pursuits

Something wicked this way comes. Starks, Lannisters, Gryffindors and even Hufflepuffs are challenged to test their knowledge of the Game of Thrones and Harry Potter… Continue reading

It’s all in the family

‘They end up getting all of us, even though they saw only one of us’

Hannold, St. Clair face off for District 3 seat

Island County commissioner candidate Janet St. Clair said that if elected, she’ll bring a different leadership style of “looking for solutions” and treating “department heads… Continue reading

County commissioners to focus on economic development

Having recently adopted a major update to the housing element, Island County is now looking to evaluate the next section of its comprehensive plan —… Continue reading

Hayes and Paul

Challenger: Hayes out of step with district’s values

Paul critical of bump stock, conversion therapy votes

Hayes and Paul

Letter: Commissioners unanimously adopt updated housing element

The Island County Board of Commissioners Tuesday unanimously adopted the housing element of the comprehensive plan, after more than a year of work to update… Continue reading

Frightville pays tribute to favorite scary films

Play a game with Jigsaw, visit Camp Crystal Lake and solve a puzzle box with Pinhead all in the depths of the Oak Harbor Roller… Continue reading

Oak Harbor resident Cheryl Wieldraayer was diagnosed with stage four breast cancer in 2002. Photo by Laura Guido/Whidbey News Group

A cancer survivor’s story

‘In 2002, it felt like I was on hold … Every day is a gift’

Oak Harbor resident Cheryl Wieldraayer was diagnosed with stage four breast cancer in 2002. Photo by Laura Guido/Whidbey News Group

County questions role in delivering vaccines to school

In the midst of county budget discussions, the role of Island County Public Health in delivering vaccinations in schools is coming into question. Last year,… Continue reading

Effort to save Homoja Housing hut gets a lift

Last Thursday, the first steps were taken to save what might be the one of the last remaining Quonset huts from the WWII Navy Homoja… Continue reading

Haunting of Coupeville: Events throughout the month offer thrills, chills

On Monday morning, Coupeville residents awoke to find their quaint, seaside town had suddenly turned spooky. Throughout the month of October, the Haunting of Coupeville… Continue reading

State rep. candidates list plans at forum

State representative candidates outlined their plans and ideas for education, behavioral health, transportation, senior-specific issues and more Monday morning at a forum hosted by Regency… Continue reading

Autumn flavors: Whidbey offers perfect fall ingredients for your table

A chill is in the air and farmers markets are overflowing with freshly harvested produce. It’s the time of year for warm, comforting food and… Continue reading

South Whidbey’s Island Herb focuses on community, employees

In a blooming market of recreational cannabis retailers, Island Herb continues to stand out by “not just doing the minimum,” according to general manager Eric… Continue reading

Candidates to speak at 3 forums next week

The public will have two chances next week to hear local candidates speak at forums hosted by the Whidbey Island League of Women Voters. On… Continue reading

District plans pool opening Oct. 8

North Whidbey Pool, Park and Recreation District is still ironing out the details, but it plans to temporarily open the John Vanderzicht Memorial pool on… Continue reading

Mussel farm, other agencies train in oil spill cleanup

It only took the group of eight people on the boat around 25 minutes to deploy about 300 feet of orange tubing around one of… Continue reading

Victor Rojas. Photo by Laura Guido.

A place for the kids

Oak Harbor native aims to open a safe hangout for city’s youth

Victor Rojas. Photo by Laura Guido.

Group’s protest focuses on U.S. Supreme Court nominee, victim support

A small group of Whidbey Island residents joined a national walkout Monday afternoon in support of two women who’ve accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh… Continue reading